• Old Fashioned Franchise Association
  • Who we are
  • Best Practices
  • What our members are saying
  • News & Updates
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Old Fashioned Franchise Association

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Who we are
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The Old Fashioned Franchise Association, or OFFA, is an independent association that represents Wendy’s franchise owners. OFFA advocates for franchise involvement in the management decision-making process, believing that maintaining a mutually respectful relationship with Wendy’s management is key to the success of the franchise owners and the brand.

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Have a voice

Old Fashioned Franchise Association

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Who we are
Open quote

The Old Fashioned Franchise Association, or OFFA, is an independent association that represents Wendy’s franchise owners. OFFA advocates for franchise involvement in the management decision-making process, believing that maintaining a mutually respectful relationship with Wendy’s management is key to the success of the franchise owners and the brand.

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Click here to learn more about the association, our goals and mission and the benefits of being a member in the association.

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  • Employee Development & Reward

    DavCo designed and implemented a comprehensive Development and Reward System in 2015 to better develop their restaurant teams and set them up for success.  This Best Practice utilizes Situational Leadership, a Performance Matrix and Individual Performance Plans.

  • Energy Efficiency

    DavCo started an energy efficiency program in 2011 with a 15-store lighting and energy management project. They learned that energy costs were more controllable than previously thought. The project led them to look at savings in maintenance, operations and finance.

  • Potential Savings with QSCC's Waste Program

    The Dave Thomas Family Companies used QSCC's Waste & Recycling Program and got a free cost analysis for their Pennsylvania restaurants.  One phone call resulted in an average savings of $67/month/restaurant.

What our members are saying...

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    OFFA helps franchisees deal with the long-term decisions leadership teams make, well after they're gone.

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    “One thing is for certain -- leadership teams come and go. Franchisees have to deal with the long-term decisions the leadership teams make well after they are gone. I believe OFFA plays an important role in maintaining a system of checks and balances on the franchisor decisions.”  

    ~ Curt Staab, Family Restaurants, Lincoln, NE

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    OFFA’s mission is to give franchisees a voice in decisions management makes that impact our businesses.

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    “Because we’re an independent association, we can conduct our own research on the impact of some corporate initiatives and either support or challenge management decisions.  We are 100% committed to the success of the brand and our members.”

    ~ Steve Mastin, Chairman of OFFA, Dover, OH

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    OFFA collaborates with corporate leadership, and challenges decisions that aren’t in the franchise owners’ best interest.

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    “When OFFA talks about collaboration, they mean franchisees working together and helping each other with whatever challenges we’re dealing with -- a new product or promotion, equipment changes and so on. OFFA also collaborates with corporate leadership, but the mission hasn’t changed: we will support initiatives that we approve of as a group and we will challenge decisions that aren’t in the franchise owners’ best interest.”

    ~ Pete Souch, New England Wendico, Watertown, NY

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    OFFA gives members the ability to meet with other franchisees throughout the year to have honest conversations and share information important to us as stakeholders.

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    “To me, being a member means I’m part of a collective voice that communicates with the leadership of our Brand. OFFA gives members the ability to meet with other franchisees throughout the year to have honest conversations and share information important to us as stakeholders.”

    ~ John Willse, Wen River Management, Rocky River, OH

News & Updates

Wendy's Update Meeting and The Dave Dates

Mark your calendars for Wendy's Update Meeting on Sunday, October 9 - Tuesday, October 11 at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas. It's suggested that attendees arrive early Sunday afternoon and depart Tuesday afternoon. Look for more...

Franchise Forum Held May 10 - 11

The first annual Franchise Forum, sponsored by the Association, was held at the Chicago Hilton O'Hare on May 10 and 11. Formerly the OFFA All Member Meeting, the Forum was open to all franchise owners in the Wendy's system. A...

Message from OFFA chairman Steve Mastin

On March 15 and 16, OFFA sponsored the third annual Franchise Leadership Meeting in Ft. Lauderdale. Leaders from WNAP, FAC, QSCC and the OFFA board met to discuss the state of the business from the franchise owner perspective...